Discovery is not the first topic that comes to mind when parties meet with a family law attorney for the first time. In fact, there is a good chance most litigants have no idea what discovery actually is. Sure, anyone who watches any of the serialized crime dramas on TV has heard of a subpoena, but most people have no idea what they are why they are useful.
In a nutshell, discovery is the process of collection evidence, whether that evidence comes in the form of documents, statements, testimony, or information. There are several types of discovery a party can issue. Which method a party chooses depends on what type of evidence they are looking to obtain. This blog will briefly describe the most common forms of discovery used in family law cases. Continue reading